Best of Austria
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Best of Austria
Welcome to Equino Fun Holidays ' Best of Austria’ On arrival in Innsbruck, check into your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. You may optionally take a cable car over Innsbruck, to get a spectacular view of the city. In matter of minutes you are transported from a city to the mountains. Overnight at the hotel in Innsbruck
After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a visit to the amazing and sparking world of crystals ‘The Swarovski Crystal Museum’. This tour will take you to explore the fantastic and sparkling world of Swarovski. Aboard a fast and comfortable coach from central Innsbruck (30 minutes drive), you will be taken to the world famous Swarovski Kristallwelten, situated in Wattens. The water spouting Giant (a remarkable huge face sculptured on top of a rock) will amaze you with his sparkling eyes. Inside the Giant, a whole crystal world awaits you: the Chambers of Wonders containing the Planet of Crystals, the Crystal Dome, the Crystal Theatre, the Ice passage and the Floating Poem. They all witness the level of artistic perfection reached by Swarovski and their images will be etched on your mind forever. After this sparkling tour, return back to Innsbruck. Overnight at hotel in Innsbruck.
After a breakfast proceed to the railway station to board a train to Zell Am See. On arrival at the station transfer to the hotel. Visit Schmittenhöhe and its peak at a height of 1965 m. After a cable car ride in the Porsche Gondola you will be atop what is known as Austria's mountain with the best view. During summer the Schmittenhöhe is a perfect place for hang-gliding, paragliding, walking and hiking. Experience nature up close, on countless trails with different degrees of difficulty. There is even a hiking trail for kids that boast of 11 adventure stations, such as the dragon slide and the fire bridge. “Discgolf”, a combination of golf and Frisbee, guarantees thrills and bags of fun for the entire family.
On your return, take the time to explore the town. Walk through its pedestrian areas and breathtaking lake front or go on a boat ride on Lake Zell. Overnight at the hotel in Zell Am See.
Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast. Be ready for a fun filled day with various activities. Start off with a visit to Kitzsteinhorn – Top of Salzburg at an altitude of 3029 m. Visit the Cinema 3000, the National Park Gallery with its 6 information stations and impressive panorama platform with views over the Hohe Tauern National Park. During summer one can enjoy the Ice Arena with its slippery slides and snow beach. After your descent you will make your way to the nearby Maisiflitzer, the 1300 m long alpine coaster- the first of its kind in the region. Running on tracks, the two-seater cars race towards the valley below at speeds as high as 40 km/h. The track features built-in waves, jumps and five loops along its length of 1300 m. After the adrenaline rush of the alpine coaster, you may explore this beautiful town or your own or opt for the amazing relaxation experience – The Tauern Spa. Immerse yourself in the pleasure of this world where water presents itself in wonderfully multifaceted ways from pleasantly warm to refreshingly cool or as a bubbling massage. For the children there are three slides as well as a play stream and two baby pools. Overnight at the hotel in Zell Am See.
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the railway station to board a train to Salzburg. On arrival check into your hotel.
Spend rest of the day exploring the Mozart City. After an early lunch, Stroll through Mozart's Salzburg and take a closer look at the main sights of this picturesque city. The tour begins by the Palace of Mirabell which was built in year 1606 and today home to the office of the local Mayor and city offices. Then pass the Mozarteum (University of Music) one of the world's most prestigious music academies. You will arrive in Markart Square with the Landestheatre (The Regional Theatre), The Trinity Church and Mozart's Wohnhaus (Mozart's Residence), where the composer lived for many years. Crossing over the Salzach (Salt) river you will have a wonderful view of this magical city. You will pass by the Law Courts on the way to the Hellbrunn Palace where you will have a short photo stop. Hellbrunn Palace was built at the start of the 17th century to the design of the great architect Santino Solari and used as a hunting lodge and weekend residence by Salzburg's Archbishops. On the way back to the city centre you will pass by the Palace of Frohnburg and the Nonnberg Abbey, situated beneath the impressive Hohensalzburg Fortress, before entering the heart of the city through the Siegmunds Gate. Once in the old city you will pass by the Festival Halls, Old University, Horse Pond, Getreidegasse and the Blasius Church. The tour finishes in Mozart Square where you will see the famous Mozart statue and the Cathedral. Overnight at the hotel in Salzburg.
Enjoy a buffet breakfast in the morning.
The unique Sound of Music Tour @ 0930 Duration 4 Hours.
Relive the true story of the Von Trapp family which was filmed as the 'Sound of Music' in the Salzburg area. The tour, which has been Salzburg's most popular tour for over 20 years, is a combination of sightseeing in this historical city itself and in the beautiful lakes and mountains area known as the Salzkammergut, which is also a famous musical and cultural centre. The highlights and film locations of the 'Sound of Music', such as the beautiful gardens in Hellbrunn (where Liesl and Rolf sang 'I am 16 going on 17'), and the wedding church in Mondsee are a treat for all fans of the film.
Choose from one of the optional Tour to get more insight of this Mozart City.
Overnight at the hotel in Salzburg.
After an early breakfast proceed to the train station to board a high speed train to Vienna, the capital city of Austria. After an early lunch, proceed for city tour and visit to the Schonbrunn Palace. The city tour of Vienna will introduce you to the most important sights of the Austrian capital. As we drive around the famous 'Ringstrasse', Vienna's main boulevard, we pass by the State Opera, the Museums of Fine Art and Natural History, the Parliament building, the Burgtheater (National Theatre), the City Hall and the University. We then drive along the Danube Canal and pass by Hundertwasser's 'Kunsthaus' and the Prater Park with its Giant Ferris Wheel. The highlight of this programme is the visit to Schonbrunn Palace where we take a tour of some of the most magnificently decorated rooms. We return to the city centre, passing by Belvedere Palace, where you will have the opportunity to end your tour, or you can choose to continue to the State Opera House, where the tour ends. Return to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Vienna.
After breakfast, spend the rest of the day at leisure or choose from one of the optional tours. Overnight at the hotel in Vienna.
Enjoy breakfast in the morning. Day free till departure time. Later proceed to Vienna (Schwechat) International Airport for your flight back to India.